Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday committed the DOLE to more intensive efforts in facilitating employment for the country’s workers, saying the year 2015 will be a good year for job seekers to find decent and productive jobs if only they will take effort to qualify for the vacancies that abound in the market.

“As we enter the last 18 months of the Aquino III administration, we at the DOLE commit ourselves to more hard work of facilitating the employment of our workers through our various programs and strategies,” said Baldoz as she announced the DOLE’s nationwide schedule of job fairs for the first quarter of 2015.

The schedule of the job fairs for the month of January is as follows:

NCR—28 January, 4th floor, LGU-PESO Paranaque; 30 January, 4th floor, LGU-PESO Paranaque; CAR—17 January, Job Fair, SM City Baguio Atrium, Baguio City; Region I—27 January- Bani Job Fair, Bani, Pangasinan; 29 January, Pangasinan Peso Mini-Job Fair, Pangasinan PESO, Alvear St., Lingayen, Pangasinan;

Region III—26 January- 4th Charter Anniversary Job Fair, Munoz Gymnasium, Munoz Nueva Ecija; 26 January, Mabalacat City Job Fair, Old Municipal Building, Poblacion, Mabalacat City, Pampanga; 30 January, Mabalacat City Job Fair, Brgy. Mamatitang, Mabalacat City, Pampanga; 31 January, Cabanatuan City Job Fair, Robinson’s, Cabanatuan City;

Region VI— 21 January-PESO-Cadiz Job Fair, Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial National High School Covered Court; 22 January, PESO-Cauayan Job Fair, Cauayan Arts Center, Cauayan, Negros Occidental; PESO-Iloilo City Job Fair, Robinson’s Place Iloilo, Iloilo City; 23 January, LGU-Kabankalan City Job Fair, Kabankalan Catholic College Campus;

Region IX—21-22 January, Araw ng Labason, Labason, Zamboanga del Norte;  Region XI—16 January, Philippine Women’s College of Davao Job Fair, PWC Pavilion- RSM Event Center, University Avenue, Juna Subd., Matina, Davao City; 24 January, Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair (Sta. Ana National High School (Infront of DSWD-XI), Davao City; 30 January, PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City;

Region XII—22 January, Tantangan Job Fair, Municipal Hall, Tantangan, So. Cotabato; and Region XIII—29 January, Job Fair, Cabadbaran Gymnasium, Cabadbaran City; 31 January, Job Fair, AMA Computer Learning Center-Butuan, Butuan City.

For the month of February, the job fairs are as follows:

NCR—19 February, Amphitheater, PESO Malabon; Region I— 3 February, Binmaley Job Fair, Binmaley, Pangasinan; 16 February, Dasol Job Fair,Dasol, Pangasinan;

Region III—6 February, City of San Fernando Job Fair, Robinson’s Starmills, San Jose, City of San Fernando, Pampanga; 11 February, 22nd Sulong Zambales Job Fair, Conference Hall, College of Law Bldg., RMTU Main Campus Iba, Zambales; Sandaang Taon ng Sangang-Daang Kaunlaran ng Guiguinto Job Fair, Municipal Qaudrangle, Municipal Hall, Poblacion, Guiguinto, Bulacan; 12 February, LGU Marilao Job Fair, Municipal Atrium, New Municipal Bldg., Northbound Exit, NLEX Rd., Patubig, Marilao, Bulacan; 13 February, Dr. Yanga’s College Inc. Foundation Day Job Fair, Dr. Yanga’s College, Inc. Covered Court, Wakas, Bocaue, Bulacan;13 February, Job Fair, Harbor Point – Ayala Malls, Subic Bay Freeport Zone; 19 February, City of San Jose Del Monte Job Fair, Covered Court, Brgy. Muzon, City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan; 20 February, Kabyawan Festival Job Fair, Freddie Webb Gym, Municipal Compound, San Juan North Cabiao, Nueva Ecija; 20 February, Chinese New Year Job Fair, Rizal Triangle Multipurpose Covered Court Olongapo City;

Region IV-A—6 February, HAMAKA Job Fair 2015, SM City Taytay, Taytay, Rizal; 10 February, PESO Ibaan Job Fair, BR Medrano Plaza, Poblacion, Ibaan, Batangas; 19 February, Mabini Batangas Job Fair, Mabini Covered Court, Mabini, Batangas; PESO Mabini Job Fair, Mabini Gymnasium, Batangas;

Region XI—13-14 February, Ateneo de Davao University Job Fair, ADDU Rm. 213 Finster Building, Davao City; 18 February, Hon. Mary Joselle D. Villafuerte Job Fair, Daliao Gym, Daliao, Toril, Davao City; 19 February, Hon. Mary Joselle D. Villafuerte Job Fair, Calinan Gym, Calinan Proper, Davao City, 20 February, Hon. Mary Joselle D. Villafuerte Job Fair, Mintal Gym, Tugbok, Davao City; 21 February, Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Saluroha Covered Court, Brgy. Talomo, Davao City; 24 February, Holy Cross of Davao College Job Fair, Holy Cross Gym, Sta. Ana Avenue, Davao City; 27 February, PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City;

CAR—11 February, Job Fair, San Isidro Sur, Luna, Apayao, Provincial Capitol; 20 February,   Job Fair, UC Theater;

Region VI—4 February, LGU-San Enrique Job Fair, San Enrique Covered Court, San Enrique, Neg. Occ.; 6-7 February, Job Fair -PESO Province Of Negros Occidental, SMC Convention, SM City Bacolod, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City; 8 February, Job Fair “Obra Para sa Masa”, Ground Floor, New City Hall, Talisay City, Negros Occidental; 18 February, UNO-R Job Fair, University President’s Hall, Lizares Ave., Bacolod City; 20 February, Job Fair, USLS Coliseum;

Region IX—3 February, Job Fair, Christian Formation Center, Isabela City; 4-5 February, Job Fair, ADZU, Zamboanga City; 11 February, Job Fair, Municipal Gym, Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte; 12 February, Job Fair, Kabasalan Municipal Gym; 20 February, Job Fair, WMSU, Zamboanga City; 27-28 February, Job Fair, Buug, Zamboanga del Sur; and Region XIII—28 February, Job Fair, Caraga State University Job Fair, FSUU Gymnasium, Butuan City.

For March 2015, the job fairs are as follows:

NCR—18 March, 2nd floor, Pasay City Hall; 19 March, Amphitheater, PESO Malabon;

Region III—6 March, ICI Job Fair 2015, ICI Events Center, LS-Poblacion, Sta. Maria, Bulacan; Region IV-A—19 March, UB Annual Job Fair, University Gymnasium, Hilltop, Batangas City;

Region XI—6 March, DMMA College of Southern Philippines Job Fair; AVR 2, DMMA College, Tigatto Road, Buhangin, Davao City; 21 March, Cong. Karlo Nograles Mini Job Fair, Erico Nograles National High School, Trading Blvd., Brgy. 37-D, Poblacion District, Davao City; 27 March, PESO Davao City Fridays Job Fair, 4th Floor, Davao City Hall Building, Davao City;

Region VI—Job Fair 2015, Manuel Torres Memoral Coliseum & Cultural Center, Bago City; and  Region XIII—18 March, Job Fair, SJIT Compound.

As slated in the tentative fair schedules slated at the Phil-JobNet link of the DOLE’s Bureau of Local Employment at, there will be an initial 113 job fairs in the country’s 16 regions will be available for jobseekers this year.

The labor and employment chief reiterated that the number of job fairs to be conducted is expected to increase as the months unfold through the year.

She recalled that in 2014, a total of 2,018 job fairs were conducted with at least 761 thousand applicants vying for 4.6 million vacancies being offered by 31,823 registered employers. A total of 134,581 applicants were hired-on-the-spot (HOTS) last year.

“The number of job fairs last year is a remarkable effort from all our regional offices. We managed to gain at least 43.07 percent increase from the 1,444 job fairs conducted in 2013. A total of 113,269 jobseekers were hired on the spot. This is out of the 632 thousand jobseekers, who vied for the 3.2 million vacancies being offered by 24,000 employers that year,” Baldoz said.

Secretary Baldoz encouraged job seekers to take advantage of the job opportunities accessible at these job fairs, saying the job fairs are open to all who are looking for decent and productive jobs.  “We are mounting these job fairs with our partners to bring employers and job seekers together,” she said.


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